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Neutrogena Build-a-Tan 6.7 fl oz (200 ml)

 
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Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz
 
3.5

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creates even tan (15)
  • Easy to apply (15)
  • Natural tan (14)
  • Not greasy (12)
  • Dries quickly (11)

Cons

  • Bad odor (4)
  • Unnatural color (4)

Best Uses

  • Body (15)
  • Daily use (10)
  • Face (5)
  • Quick-fix (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (15), Brand buyer (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as said

I have read most of the reviews on here and I have come to the conclusion that the negative wrong wasn't about the product...it was about how the reviewer put it on. If...Read complete review

I have read most of the reviews on here and I have come to the conclusion that the negative wrong wasn't about the product...it was about how the reviewer put it on. If you put this product on correctly, you will have no problem at all. I used it today, in fact, following self-tanner directions to the T, and I have a beautiful tan. It's a little light for me (I am fair skinned), so I will repeat the process tomorrow. And, it doesn't have a harsh smell as other self-tanners do. I can actually leave the house without taking another shower.

What self-tanner directions:

1. Exfoliate for a few days before application.

This is really the most important thing you can do. Your skin needs to be shed of its dead scaly layer of skin so the tanner isn’t trying to work its way through it. In the shower, rub a body scrub all over your body making sure you spend time on the areas that tend to be dry and scaly such as the knees and elbows.
2. Moisturize every day the week before you tan.

If not a week, at least a few days. You should apply body lotion liberally immediately after your shower or bath. In order to get an even application, your body needs to all start at the same place. Many times certain areas of your body, knees and ankles for example, are much drier than other areas. These areas soak up the self tanner which leads to blotchy coloring. Keeping your skin plumped up with moisture will help.
3. Do not apply the self tanner in your steamy bathroom.

The heat and moisture in the bathroom can cause you to start to sweat and the self tanner can melt and drip which will cause streaks. Also, wait until your body has cooled down after your shower. Hot skin will have the same affect.
4. Take your time with application.

Self tanning lotions take longer to dry than foam; if you need some extra time go with a lotion. If you have someone who can help, all the better. Start with one area of your body and work your way around. Pay attention to the part you’re working on and don’t rush. By moving slow and paying attention only to the area you’re working on, you’ll get much better results.
5. Dilute by half on the areas prone to dark spots.

Your knees, ankles and elbows are usually first to show if you don’t apply correctly. Mix half self tanner and half moisturizer for a more natural look.
6. Wash your hands multiple times during application

Latex gloves are another option. Use a damp triangle makeup sponge to apply to the backs of your hands. This will keep the self tanner off your palms and right where you want it to go. I also recommended a sponge for the top of your feet as well.
7. Wait 15 minutes to get dressed.

You may feel odd while waiting for your self tanner to dry, but if you don’t wait you may stain your clothes or your sheets. Grab a magazine or give a friend a phone call to pass the time.
How to use self-tanner on your face

This is a four-step process. Pull hair up in a ponytail before you start so you don’t miss any parts. According to InStyle’s May 2007 issue, makeup artist Scott Barnes once missed a spot on Jennifer Lopez’s ear because he forgot to pull her hair up.First, prep skin by gently cleansing and exfoliating. Skip moisturizer, which may interfere with the tanner.

Step two: Apply undereye cream. According to Barnes in InStyle, you want the color of your skin to be lighter under the eyes, it makes you look younger.

Step three: blend a few drops of self-tanner and equal parts moisturizer in the palm of your hand then apply over face and neck. You only want to go one shade darker than your natural color.

Step four: Let color develop for three hours then follow up with a sweep of bronzer on forehead, cheeks and nose — areas where the sun naturally shines.

Don’t forget: Smooth remaining tanner over earlobes and upper ears. Wash hands thoroughly. Don’t skip the sunscreen.

If you follow these, you will not be streaky at all. Remember: EXFOLIATE and TAKE YOUR TIME.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It gave me an allergic reaction.

This product is easy to apply, goes on evenly and is great for building the perfect tan. I really liked this product for the first couple of weeks that I was able to use ...Read complete review

This product is easy to apply, goes on evenly and is great for building the perfect tan. I really liked this product for the first couple of weeks that I was able to use it. After this trial period, I had a terrible allergic reaction (had to get a systemic corticosteroid injection and Rx medication to treat the unbearable itching/hives). I've never had a problem using other Neutrogena products, but am sad that this just wasn't meant for me. I would recommend it to those who don't have sensitive skin allergies.

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5.0

Top notch product

By tanned face

from Canada

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan
  • Not Greasy
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Face
    • Quick-Fix

    Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

    If used to frequent (every day) it will turn a bit orange

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    4.0

    great product

    By bon

    from dothan,al

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan
    • Not Greasy
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

      been using for years..i wear flops year round and everyone wants to know how i have a good tan in dec.

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      2.0

      It gave me an allergic reaction.

      By Cece

      from NorCal

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Quick-Fix

        Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

        This product is easy to apply, goes on evenly and is great for building the perfect tan. I really liked this product for the first couple of weeks that I was able to use it. After this trial period, I had a terrible allergic reaction (had to get a systemic corticosteroid injection and Rx medication to treat the unbearable itching/hives). I've never had a problem using other Neutrogena products, but am sad that this just wasn't meant for me. I would recommend it to those who don't have sensitive skin allergies.

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        love it

        By Lynn

        from Moodus,CT

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creates Even Tan
        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Apply
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Daily Use
          • Face

          Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

          I've been using this a few days now and I love it. I started using it on my face also. it looks like I've been out in the sun for a week. Build a tan is the perfect name,you can get as dark as you want.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works GREAT!!

          By ANGEL ANNIE :)

          from Carmel N.Y>

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Even Tan
          • Easy To Apply
          • Natural Tan
          • This stuff is GREAT
          • Works Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

              Great natural color!! and you do not have to leave the country to get great color!!
              So healthy looking!!
              Wonderful stuff and it lasts too!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not Impressed

              By Orang-a-Tan

              from Jacksonville, FL

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad Odor
                • Unnatural Color

                Best Uses

                • Body

                Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

                This product left me smelling funny and looking orange.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Gina

                from Georgia

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creates Even Tan
                • Easy To Apply
                • Natural Tan
                • Not Greasy
                • Works Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Face

                  Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

                  Apply moisturizing lotion to feet & hands just before applying tan. Helps tan to be more even.

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                  4.0

                  Works fast, good price

                  By clarity

                  from los angeles

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creates Even Tan
                  • Works Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Body

                    Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

                    Follow the directions, works great

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great if applied properly.

                    By Julia

                    from Charleston, WV

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creates Even Tan
                    • Doesn't Clog Pores
                    • Dries Quickly
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Natural Tan
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Body
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

                      Be sure to apply this product evenly, being careful not to leave any puddles or thick areas. Smooth it in. Its a great moisturizer.

                      I have used this for several years, but cannot find it in local stores anymore. I used to buy a build-a-tan product which came in light, medium and dark (I bought the medium), and it had sun screen in it. Regular use kept me from burning at the beach. Wish I could still find this one.

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                      4.0

                      good product

                      By kitty

                      from pa

                      describe yourself Brand Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Creates Even Tan
                      • Doesn't Clog Pores
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Natural Tan
                      • Not Greasy
                      • Works Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Use sparingly

                      Best Uses

                      • Body
                      • Quick-Fix

                      Comments about Neutrogena Build-a-Tan, 6.7 fl oz:

                      looks great, take time to cover yourself well as not to streak.

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